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There are 5 ways to get from Denver to Carbondale by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  3h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Denver Union Station to South Glenwood BRT station CDOT West Line

$31 - $38

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Train  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the train from Denver Union Station to Glenwood Springs Amtrak Station California Zephyr

$85 - $154

Drive  •  3h 16m

  1. Drive from Denver to Carbondale 193 miles

$18 - $28

Fly to Aspen  •  3h 20m

  1. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Aspen (ASE) DEN - ASE

$283 - $665

Fly to Eagle  •  3h 44m

  1. Fly from Denver (DEN) to Eagle (EGE) DEN - EGE

$294 - $668

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The cheapest way to get from Denver to Carbondale is to drive which costs $18 - $28 and takes 3h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Denver to Carbondale is to drive which costs $18 - $28 and takes 3h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Denver station to Carbondale. However, there are services departing from Denver Union Station and arriving at Carbondale Park & Ride via 27th Street South Glenwood Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 56m.

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The distance between Denver and Carbondale is 122 miles. The road distance is 193 miles.

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The best way to get from Denver to Carbondale without a car is to bus which takes 3h 56m and costs $30 - $40.

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It takes approximately 3h 56m to get from Denver to Carbondale, including transfers.

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Denver to Carbondale bus services, operated by Bustang, arrive at Denver Union Station.

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The best way to get from Denver to Carbondale is to bus which takes 3h 56m and costs $30 - $40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $160 and takes 5h 59m, you could also fly, which costs $280 - $700 and takes 3h 20m.

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The quickest flight from Denver Airport to Aspen Airport is the direct flight which takes 59m.

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Denver to Carbondale bus services, operated by Bustang, arrive at South Glenwood BRT station.

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Map of how to get from Denver to Carbondale.
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  • Distance: 121.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 56m

What companies run services between Denver, CO, USA and Carbondale, CO, USA?

Bustang operates a bus from Denver to Carbondale once daily. Tickets cost $27 - $33 and the journey takes 3h 35m. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Denver to Carbondale twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $95 and the journey takes 5h 41m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Denver to Aspen
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Denver to Eagle
Ave. Duration
54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Denver Union Station to Glenwood Springs Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Bus operators
Bustang
Phone
800-900-3011
Website
ridebustang.com
Bus from Denver Union Station to South Glenwood BRT station
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $33
Website
ridebustang.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Denver to Carbondale is 193 miles. It takes approximately 3h 16m to drive from Denver to Carbondale.

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United Airlines offers flights from Denver Airport to Aspen Airport.

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There are 66+ hotels available in Carbondale. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Denver to Denver Airport is to train which takes 37m and costs $9.

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